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Amanda Seyfried and Taylor Swift Belong With Les Mis

4 Jan

Last night, an interwebs rumor broke out that Amanda Seyfried and Taylor Swift had been offered roles in Tom Hoppers film adaptation of Les Misérables. I refused to believe it, since it had yet to pop up on Entertainment Weekly, Vulture or Huffington Post. Well, that was then and this is now. It’s official, Seyfried and Swift will be playing Cosette and Eponine respectively come December.

OMG Tom Hopper! You picked me! This never happens!

The cast so far  had a pretty great pedigree. Mr. Song-and-Dance-Himself Neil Patrick Harris Hugh Jackman is going up against Oscar winning Russell Crowe as Jean Valjean and Javert, respectively. Personal favorite, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen are set to play the abusive caretakers of Cosette (Seyfried), the Thénardiers. Baron Cohen may be questionable, but he did very well in macabre musical Sweeney Todd. After staring in the Dark Knight Rises as Catwoman,  Ann Hathaway will be continuing her great year as Cosette’s downtrodden mother Fantine. Rounding out the cast is up and comer Eddie Redmayne (My Week With Marilyn, The Pillars of The Earth) as both Cosette and Eponine’s love interest, Marius.

Hellooo! I am a Monsieur Thénardier. I very excited to be in movie.

Swift beat out Hollywood heavyweights, with tested projects already behind them, like Scarlett Johansson, Lea Michele and Evan Rachel Wood. Other than Valentine’s Day she has no acting experience, but if Hooper is willing to take a chance on her, I’m interested to see how this works out. Especially since Eponine has a lot of Serious Acting to do. It won’t just be singing and pinning over boys, wait, it actually will be a lot of singing and pinning over boys. This may just work out.

TSwift: Ehmahgad, Amanda, what are you?! Amanda: Cosette in a mouse costume, duhh. (Yes, I made this myself)

Seyfried has had a ton of projects, none of which have proven she’s the star I think she could be. She was amazing in Chloe and no one has forgotten her from Mean Girls. The Mamma Mia! star even has operatic training (you learn something new everyday), so here’s another chance for Seyfried to show off her vocal chops. The only question is, how does Ann Hathaway feel about her daughter being played by an actress only three years her junior.

Les Miserables sings-and-dances its way  into theaters December 7th.

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